This paid opportunity was created for actively enrolled undergraduate students in work-study programs, partially supported by CLF. Undergraduates who will be enrolled for Fall 2021 with US work authorization are eligible for this position. This is a hybrid work opportunity. Please reach out to your university’s work-study program office with any questions or concerns.
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Research and Partnerships Intern to help support the research team and its director. The Intern will learn how to collect, analyze, and disseminate data, often in partnership with other institutions and grassroots organizations. The intern will help advance and expand CLF’s scientific capabilities and support our advocacy.
The Intern will have an opportunity to gain professional experience and be an integral part of CLF’s Research and Partnerships program. The Intern will be supervised by the Director of Research and Partnerships and help them and research teams to support active research activities for CLF’s multiple advocacy campaigns. The intern will also assist with building systems and processes to support research activities and research partnerships. The internship will be a hybrid opportunity that includes working remotely and at our downtown Boston location.
We are seeking an extremely detail-oriented candidate who support current advocacy campaigns by:
- Researching open-source datasets and literature related to the environment, public health, population demographics, and the socioeconomic characteristics of neighborhoods
- Researching partner institutions and individuals and help create an expert directory
- Collecting data and documents from CLF staff and partners to support the development of an institutional repository
- Cleaning and transforming quantitative and qualitative data in multiple formats
- Observing and documenting processes that will inform future guidance and quality control procedures
- Helping produce communications tools and data visualizations, including charts and maps, that are valuable for current advocacy campaigns
- Supporting activities of current research and legal teams
- Performing other research-related duties as assigned
Preferred skills, qualifications, and other requirements
- Familiarity with the principles of information management, including how to create and maintain relational databases
- Experience in information visualization using tools such as Datawrapper or Tableau
- Experience with R, Python, or a related programming language
- Familiarity with Geographic Information Science and mapping software such as ArcGIS , QGIS, or mapping libraries (Python, R)
- Excellent spoken and written English-language communication skills
- Proficiency in a second language, such as Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole, is desirable
- Willingness to learn and work collaboratively with others
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders – in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings – to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation. CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g., “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g., “SMITH J COVER”) to email@example.com. Candidates will be screened on a rolling basis, starting no later than October 15, 2021. Please make “Research and Partnerships Intern” the subject of your email.
This position pays $22.39 per hour for decidedly qualified work-study candidates through our partner universities. CLF is currently a Tufts Tisch College community partner and an MIT PKG Social Impact partner. Our managers have supervised many successful internships with Tufts and MIT students. If your university is not yet a partner and you’re interested in this position, please apply and we’ll contact your university if selected for advanced screening. Compensation and minimum number of hours will vary, depending on the selected candidate’s availability and work-study eligibility and funding. Externships (work experience for course credit) may also be available. No phone calls, please.
No phone calls, please.
CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, extern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.